Community Calendar

* TODAY

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Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive, 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kona Stake Center – Cultural Hall.

*Wednesday

• Kona Elks Lodge is hosting build your own burger, 6 p.m. $10. Members and guests welcome.

• Kona Crime Prevention Committee luncheon meeting, 12:30 p.m. at Huggo’s, honoring Kona Police Officer Ansel Robinson. Lunch is $20 inclusive. Reservations required, contact Liz at lholey@hawaii.rr.com by Nov. 5.

Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kona Stake Center – Cultural Hall.

ILOA Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2018, 4:15-6:15 p.m., free at Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea. Hawaii Mayor Harry Kim, representatives from CFHT, Keck, Subaru, EAO/JCMT, and ILOA will talk about Hawaii 21st Century Astrophysics, Astronomy from the Moon, and Maunakea as a Living Monument for World Peace. Info: RSVP info@iloa.org or 885-3474.

Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Officers election to be held; finalizing of crafts for Dec. 5 fundraiser.

“Brave” family movie matinee, 2-4 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. A skilled archer and courageous daughter of a Scottish king tries to break a curse on her mother. Rated PG. Free, with free popcorn.

• Keck Observatory astronomy talk, 7 p.m. at HPA’s Gates Performing Arts Center. Guest Speaker Pieter van Dokkum, Divisional Director of Physical Sciences and Engineering at Yale University, will present on the Dragonfly telescope, dark matter, and diffuse galaxies. Free and open to the public.

Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise meeting, 7 a.m. at Humpy’s Restaurant. Speaker is Lt. Edward “Kahi” Kaaua of U.S. Department of Homeland Security – United States Coast Guard. Info: Donna Urban-Higuchi, 938-5137.

* Thursday

Make a corn husk doll, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. Ages 6 and up; young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

• Kona Traffic Safety Committee meeting, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Mayor’s Conference Room of the West Hawaii Community Center on Kealakakehe Parkway, second floor Building C above the DMV. Discuss traffic issues with public officials who can make a difference. Everyone is welcome.

Daughters of Hawaii and Calabash Cousins meeting, 1 p.m. at Hulihee Palace. Information on upcoming events and activities will be discussed. November birthdays will be celebrated. Refreshments will follow the meeting. Guests are welcome. Info: Bettina Linke, 324-7062; or Lale Kam, 938-6394.

* Friday

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), West Hawaii Chapter, will hold it’s monthly meeting on Friday, November 9, at 11:30 a.m. at Hale Halawai. A short, interesting demonstration on yoga will be offered in addition to an update business meeting covering Holiday activities/fund raising event.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Friday meal is onion burgers, potato chips and dessert for $8, eat in or take out, with service from 5-7 p.m. at VFW Post 12122 located behind Kona Locksmith off Kaiwi Street. All veterans and their family and guests are welcome and encouraged to join us. For further input or information, contact Don Zero at 509-879-1040.

* NOV 10

• A healthy 5K run/walk for all ages, interactive health fair with free screenings and demos, and exciting silent auction and quilt drawing make a full day of “Fit-Bid-Fun” at Waikoloa School. The ninth annual event helps fund literacy programs by Friends of the Library – Waikoloa Region. To register and for info visit www.flwr-runforliteracy.com.

Kona Elks Lodge is hosting a surf and turf dinner, 6 p.m. Members and guests welcome.

• Kalanihale fourth annual La Ohana, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Milolii Park, South Kona. Free health and Hawaiian culture event with free health screening, cultural demonstrations, Hawaiian medicine informational booths, live entertainment, food vendors, school fundraisers and more.

• Big Island growers sixth annual Plant People Road Show 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Old Kona Airport Pavilion. Talk story with 12 growers from the island’s different regions. Admission is free.

• Active duty and Marine veterans on the Big Island on Nov. 10 are invited to the afternoon Marine Corps Ball hosted by Camp Tarawa Marine Corps League, 2:30 p.m. at Mai Grill in Waikoloa Beach Resort – Aloha attire recommended. Come celebrate the 243rd birthday of the Corps. Please RSVP Dele Ross, 322-2172.

T he Korean Wars Vets will have their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at VFW Post 12122 located behind Kona Locksmith off Kaiwi Street. The VFW will also hold their meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. For further input or information, contact Don Zero at 509-879-1040.

Nov. 11

* Dances of Universal Peace, 6-7:30 p.m. at the New Thought Center in Kealakekua. Moving in the moment while singing sacred phrases of the myriad of spiritual traditions that grace the Earth.

• Learn to grow edible &medicinal mushrooms on logs, stumps and wood chips with Zach Mermel, 1-4 p.m. at The Society for Kona’s Education &Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook. Participants get shiitake and King Stropharia mushroom kits. Tuition $55 ($50 for SKEA members). Registration: 328-9392 or skea@hawaii.rr.com.

* NOV. 13

• Page Masters meeting, 5-6 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library for the Newbery Quiz Bowl reading competition. Students grades four through seven are eligible to form quiz bowl teams to represent their school or library. If you are interested in joining the Page Masters, attend this meeting to learn more.

• Thanksgiving Turkey Baster Relay, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. Race for prizes in several categories. Ages 4 and up.

• Slack key guitar with Derek Kalima, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.

• Senior ID card giveaway, 9-11 a.m., Lily Yoshimatsu Senior Center, Waimea. Info: 887-3008. Also available 9 a.m. to noon, West Hawaii Civic Center – Building B, Kona. Info: 323-4320.

• Kupuna Singles dinner, 5 p.m. at Big Island Grill. Call 329-5163.

* NOV. 14

• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai for a members-only Thanksgiving luncheon. Club provides the turkey, members potluck the rest.

• “The Neverending Story” family movie matinee, 2-4 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. A fantasy land needs the help of a human child to survive. Rated PG. Free, with free popcorn.

• Senior ID card giveaway, 1-3 p.m., Hale Hauoli Senior Center, Honokaa. Info: 775-7503.

• American Legion Kona Post 20 and Auxiliary meeting at the Kona Elks Club, 74-5596 Pawai Place (next to Kona Brewery). Post Officers meeting 3:30 p.m., general membership meeting at 4. All veterans are invited. For information or dinner reservation, contact Post Commander Jim Hussey at 464-4341, (706) 589-0387, or email texjr594@gmail.com.

• Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce networking event, AfterHours, 5-7 p.m. at Big Island Honda, 75-5608 Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona. Business updates, taco bar pupus, and talk story with Chamber member businesses from all across West Hawaii. General admission is $30; $15 for Chamber members and first-time non-members. Register online at www.kona-kohala.com. Info: 329-1758 or info@kona-kohala.com.

* NOV. 16

• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 9 a.m. at Xtreme Bowling Alley for the third-Friday bowling day.

* NOV. 17

• Kawaihae Cane Club’s 24th annual luau, 5 p.m. at the Kawaihae Canoe Club site. Enjoy an outdoor luau with authentic food and great Hawaiian entertainment under the stars. Presale adult tickets are $40 and child tickets are $15 (ages 5-10). Gate opens at 5 p.m. and dinner starts at 6. Info: Izzy, 987-2819 or kccluau@yahoo.com.

• Kauaha’ao Congregational Church fundraising bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Mamalahoa Highway, Kamaoa Road and Pinao Street just above the Wong Yuen Store. The church will be selling kalua pig plate lunches, containers of kalua pig, smoked meat bowls, baked goods, produce, crafts. Info: Debbie at 928-8039.

• F.O.L.K. Lanai Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.

* NOV. 20

• Rat lungworm disease findings, presented by Dr. Susan Jarvi of the UH Hilo Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.

* NOV. 21

Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Game day and November birthdays celebration.

“Free Birds” family movie matinee, 2-4 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. Turkeys travel back in time to 1621 to prevent all turkeys from becoming holiday dinners. Rated PG. Free, with free popcorn.

* NOV. 27

• Kupuna Singles dinner, 5 p.m. for Taco Tuesday at Korner Pocket. Info: 937-9732.

* NOV. 28

• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at the Civic Center, Building A for Movie Day, featuring “Won’t you be my Neighbor,” the biography of Fred Rogers and his TV show, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” All seniors 53 years and older are invited.

• “Ever After” movie screening, 2-4 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. A Cinderalla story, rated PG-13, starring Drew Barrymore and Angelica Huston. Free, with free popcorn.

* NOV. 29

• Make your own snow in a fun science experiment for ages 4 and up, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

* DEC. 4

• Kupuna Singles lunch, 11:30 a.m. at Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai. Info: (760) 815-5938.

* DEC. 8

• Kailua-Kona free household hazardous waste collection event, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Recycling &Transfer Station, 74-625 Hale Makai Place. For a complete list of acceptable &non-acceptable materials visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste.

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Dec. 9

* Dances of Universal Peace, 6-7:30 p.m. at the New Thought Center in Kealakekua. Moving in the moment while singing sacred phrases of the myriad of spiritual traditions that grace the Earth. A spiritual practice in motion.